BIDDEFORD – Quarterback Jackson Taylor and running back Rashon Edgerton played on different high school teams last fall and on opposite teams in Saturday’s Lobster Bowl. But they still have something in common.

Taylor and Edgerton not only will attend the University of Maine on football scholarships this fall, but they also will be roommates.

“I already consider (Edgerton) a good friend,” Taylor said. “I have a lot of respect for him.”

Edgerton’s simply looking forward to a good school year and said he wished Taylor had thrown a ball in his direction Saturday to give him something to laugh about (Edgerton also played defensive back).

“We’re going to have a lot of fun this year,” he said. “I was hoping he would throw one to me.”

One reason Taylor is looking forward to UMaine is the time he’ll spend with Edgerton once they become roommates.

Taylor said he’s excited to spend time with Edgerton because of the type of kid he is.

“I look forward to being around him when I get up there,” Taylor said.

“He’s a great kid.”

Taylor’s smile disappeared when he spoke about his performance Saturday.

Overall, he said he thinks he could have played a lot better in his final game representing Windham, but he still has his head up.

“This wasn’t what I wanted,” he said. “My passes were not very on and I made a lot of mistakes.”

Taylor completed 16 of 25 passes and threw for 163 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception.

Following the game, Taylor said he chose to put this one behind him.

“Tomorrow’s another game,” he said.

Edgerton helped the East clinch their victory by catching two passes, both resulting in touchdowns.

Edgerton scored two touchdowns, totaling 55 yards, and also contributed to the scoring with a 2-point conversion pass to Jason Cavanagh in the second quarter.

Edgerton said he was grateful to be a part of the annual fundraiser for the Shriners Children’s Hospital and Shriners Burn Institutes, and to be selected as one of the top high school football players in Maine.

“It really means a lot to play well in an all-star game like this. It was nice to represent Brunswick one last time,” he said.

“This was something unlike anything I’ve done before. It was fun playing in front of this many people.”

The 40-35 victory by the East is its fourth in the last five Lobster Bowls.

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